Programme Manager (Pilot)
Location: Office based in New Delhi, with frequent travel to other sites
Rate: 150,000INR–250,000INR per month, plus travel expenses
Basis: Contract for services, initially for 6 months with potential for extension; full-time or part-time
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness the power of computing and digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.
Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the hugely successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed educational content and programmes that are helping millions of people learn computing and digital making.
In October 2015 we merged with Code Club, followed in May 2017 by a second merger with the CoderDojo Foundation. Together we now represent one of the largest, sustained global efforts to help young people learn computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018-2020 strategy.
The person taking on this role will be responsible for the management of our pilot to accelerate the growth of our Code Club and CoderDojo programmes in India. These are networks of volunteer-led after-school and out-of-school clubs which help young people aged 7 to 17 learn how to code and create with computers. You will be responsible for growing these programmes nationally and providing support for partners who run them.
You’ll report to our Senior Programme Manager for Youth Partnerships for the duration of the pilot, and you’ll also collaborate closely with your counterparts in Europe and North America to ensure that the vision for our programmes is in agreement and that best practices are shared across teams.
You will be required to travel to the UK for an induction and for frequent meetings with the team in Europe.
While we expect you to come with an impressive track record, you will be joining a fast-growing non-profit organisation that offers unparalleled opportunities for development and growth. We pride ourselves on being a brilliant place to work, with a fantastic team and a positive work culture.
- Growing Code Club and CoderDojo programmes throughout India, with a particular focus on the set of potential partners introduced for the purposes of the pilot
- Developing partnerships with existing networks of national and regional after-school and community-based programmes
- Providing localised support and assessing the suitability of Raspberry Pi Foundation resources for existing clubs
- Contributing to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Code Club and CoderDojo programmes in India, identifying challenges and recommendations for taking these programmes to scale in a sustainable way, and documenting the lessons learned
Experience and personal attributes
You should be:
- Passionate about technology, education, and ideally digital making as well, and familiar with the ecosystems and communities that surround these fields, including in India
- A self-starter, with the drive, focus, and resilience needed to build a community by working independently on a day-to-day basis
- A natural collaborator with the ability to work across virtual teams, and with a track record of cooperating with colleagues to achieve results
- Comfortable with very frequent travel within India and overseas
- A strong communicator who is comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people
You’ll ideally have:
- At least six years’ experience and a strong network in a relevant field, such as technology, education, digital making, STEM, STEAM, social enterprise, or non-profit
- A history of working with educators and coordinating national programmes
Timetable for applications
Closing date: Friday 27 April 12, noon GMT
First interview: w/c 7 May; video interviews for those based outside the UK
Face-to-face interviews: w/c 21 May pending visa application, as these will be held in the UK (international travel will be covered)